Welcome to HCRJ

Houston Congregation for Reform Judaism (HCRJ) has celebrated over 50 years of worship as a Reform Jewish temple in Houston, Texas. Located in the heart of Houston’s Galleria area, HCRJ offers an intimate, vibrant, and inclusive Jewish synagogue with a feeling of warmth and welcoming where Jewish fellowship may flourish. Rabbi Steven Gross has nurtured profound spiritual connections and an engaged community since he began serving our congregation in 2005. Interfaith couples participate in all aspects of Temple life. We welcome you at any of our 7:15 p.m. Friday night Sabbath services. Our innovative religious school is based on a curriculum designed to engage students in dynamic, interactive learning experiences that teach Jewish history and principles through nature, art, cooking and other fun, exciting activities. Classes are held on Sunday mornings.

Upcoming Events

  1. Religious School

    September 24 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

    2017-18 Religious School Calendar The HCRJ Religious School Philosophy The HCRJ Religious School believes successful religious school programming invites each student on a journey of the spirit that includes learning, More Info

  2. Senior Chai Yoga

    September 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am

    Taught by Suzy Shapiro, a certified yoga instructor, this class will focus on strength and stamina, balance and flexibility, and a new sense of well-being.  First session free.  Prorated at More Info

Upcoming Events

  1. Religious School

    September 24 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

    2017-18 Religious School Calendar The HCRJ Religious School Philosophy The HCRJ Religious School believes successful religious school programming invites each student on a journey of the spirit that includes learning, More Info

  2. Senior Chai Yoga

    September 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am

    Taught by Suzy Shapiro, a certified yoga instructor, this class will focus on strength and stamina, balance and flexibility, and a new sense of well-being.  First session free.  Prorated at More Info

  3. Knitzvah Group

    September 26 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

      We chat, we eat, we knit/crochet, all for good causes!   Join us the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 11:30 to 1:00.  Newcomers are always welcome.  Basic instruction is provided. More Info

  4. Kol Nidre

    September 29 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

    Yom Kippur means “Day of Atonement” and refers to the annual Jewish observance of fasting, prayer and repentance. Yom Kippur is considered the holiest day on the Jewish calendar. Kol More Info

  5. Yom Kippur Youth Service

    September 30 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

    Yom Kippur means “Day of Atonement” and refers to the annual Jewish observance of fasting, prayer and repentance. Yom Kippur is considered the holiest day on the Jewish calendar. Our Yom More Info

  6. Yom Kippur Morning Service

    September 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

    Yom Kippur means “Day of Atonement” and refers to the annual Jewish observance of fasting, prayer and repentance. Yom Kippur is considered the holiest day on the Jewish calendar. Our More Info

  7. No Religious School

    October 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    There is no Religious School on Sunday, October 1. Religious School returns on Sunday, October 8 with Family Breakfast at 9am.

  8. Senior Chai Yoga

    October 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am

    Taught by Suzy Shapiro, a certified yoga instructor, this class will focus on strength and stamina, balance and flexibility, and a new sense of well-being.  First session free.  Prorated at More Info

  9. Senior Chai Mah Jongg

    October 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Join us for a weekly game of mah jongg!  Coffee and light snacks are served. No cost to attend.  

  10. Senior Chai Watercolor Wednesdays

    October 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Join us for our next Senior Chai Watercolor class. Noelle Shawa, who has taught numerous classes for the Senior Chai program, including pastels and drawing, will continue her work with this fun medium. More Info

Temple Youth At HCRJ

Project Centered Programming

At HCRJ, students develop a strong sense of Jewish ethics and become young Jewish leaders in our community. Our curriculum engages students in a dynamic, interactive learning experience.

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